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  • Authorities: Miss. woman offered to sell her baby

    November 5, 2013 2:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Mississippi woman who police say offered to sell her infant son to a Louisiana woman she met through an online classified ad, has been arrested. Authorities say 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stojic of Bay St. Louis was freed on $5,000 bond after her Oct. 29 arrest. Stojic allegedly... more »
  • Government shutdown puts a stop to buying homes Play Video

    October 1, 2013 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's one of the first effects of the government shutdown in the Baton Rouge area: trouble with some mortgage loans. People looking to buy homes in Livingston Parish qualify for a federal loan called the Rural Development Loan under the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, government... more »
  • Craigslist baby

    August 5, 2013 7:32 PM

    NEW YORK- A man is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and harassment after he tried to sell a woman's two-month-old on Craigslist for $100. Authorities say Paul Marquez had been out with the baby's mother a few times but felt she wasn't paying him enough attention. Police... more »
  • Lawmakers approve property sales Thursday

    August 1, 2013 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers have agreed to let Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration sell state property in Iberville Parish and downtown Baton Rouge. The House and Senate natural resources committees approved the sales Thursday at a special meeting in Grand Isle, held where lawmakers were attending a weekend fishing rodeo.... more »
  • $60 inaugural ball tickets sell out ahead of time

    January 7, 2013 3:09 PM

    WASHINGTON- The low-cost tickets to President Barack Obama's inaugural ball were mistakenly put on sale a day early and are now sold out. Inaugural officials say the limited number of $60 tickets to the Jan. 21 ball that were supposed to go on sale Monday morning quickly sold out in... more »
  • Shaw stockholders OK sale

    December 21, 2012 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Shaw Group shareholders on Friday overwhelmingly approved the $3 billion sale of the company to CB&I. Company officials tell The Advocate that 83 percent of shareholders voted to approve the sale. A vote of at least 75 percent was required for the deal to go forward. Earlier this... more »
  • Stolen items could be traded for drugs Play Video

    May 9, 2012 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police arrested a 14-year old after they say he burglarized a home on N. 30th Wednesday morning. He tried to steal hundreds of dollars worth of electronics including a laptop and Xbox Kinect, items neighbors say could be traded for drugs. "Those are goods, items that can... more »
  • Breakaway district will cost thousands to promote Play Video

    March 8, 2012 10:20 PM

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  • Stores question sellers to crack down on stolen gold

    August 16, 2011 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Getting cash for your unwanted gold and other precious metals may not be as easy as you think. Some gold stores in Baton Rouge are questioning customers to avoid buying something that's stolen. The Baton Rouge Gold Market at the Mall of Louisiana offers sellers a hand-written... more »
  • Pink diamond sells for record $46M at auction

    November 16, 2010 3:07 PM

    A rare pink diamond has smashed the world record for a jewel sold at an auction Well-known British gemstone dealer, Laurence Graff, bid just over $46 million for the precious 24 carat stone. The price easily tops that of the blue 35.56-carat Wittelsbach-Graff diamond auctioned for $24.3... more »
  • New law may help sell historic school

    September 23, 2010 5:39 AM

    The Monroe City School Board hopes to sell the former Georgia Tucker Elementary School, now that there's a law allowing it to sell that historic property below its appraised value. Three buyers had been interested in the school built in 1920, but none would pay the appraised value of $362,000... more »
  • BP CEO visits Azerbaijan amid talk of asset sales

    July 6, 2010 8:42 AM

    BP's Chief Executive Tony Hayward is visiting oil-rich Azerbaijan amid speculation the company may sell assets to help pay for the oil spill clean-up. The one-day visit comes a week after Hayward traveled to Moscow to reassure Russia that the British energy company is committed to investments there. more »
  • Newsweek up for sale

    May 5, 2010 9:54 AM

    Washington Post Co. says it has Newsweek magazine up for sale; company has owned it since 1961. The company says it has retained the investment bank Allen & Co. to help find a buyer for the money-losing magazine. The Post Co. has owned the 77-year-old magazine since 1961. more »

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